Why is it important to take control of your care?
By following simple guidelines above, you are more likely to:
- Get high-quality care. High quality care means getting the right care at the right time delivered by the right healthcare professional for you.
- Feel more in control. At times you may feel like your disease is running your life. Taking charge of your care gives you back a sense of control. When you stand up for your health, you can get the information you need to make informed choices about your medical treatment and your healthcare providers.
- Find the support you need. When take charge of your health health, you ask for help from family, friends, and others. Their support can help you cope with your disease.